A long weekend in December 2010 provided a great opportunity to experience Panama on a five day trip. With just three full days in the country, there was time to sample both the Panama City and the surrounding countryside.
The 2,775 mile train journey across Canada provided a great opportunity to experience a wide variety of scenery, from forests laced with lakes and rivers, to wide open prairies to the majesty of the Canadian Rockies.
After arriving in Toronto and spending Saturday seeing the city, we boarded The Canadian late that night to begin our journey west.
We continued through the plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, after leaving Winnipeg. The prairie began to give way as we reached Edmonton early on Tuesday morning. We soon saw the mountains in the distance.
For two weeks in March 2010 we sampled the best of central South America, focusing on the countries of Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay.
Buenos Aires was the first stop on our central South American journey. Our email provides all the details of our time there.
We visited Paraguay to see the Jesuit mission ruins at Trinidad and Jesus de Tavarangue. Our base was the border city of Encarnacion.
We spent two days viewing Iguazu Falls from both the Brazil and Argentina sides and enjoyed the panorama from each side.
Uruguay was the last country that we visited during our South American trip. Here we spent time in the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento and in the capital, Montevideo.
A 12 day journey in June 2009 around Scotland by train made a special mother / 18 year-old daughter trip.